All students deserve a healthy lunch when they go to school.
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Students with unpaid meal debts have been experiencing some shaming policies at school. New rules are aimed at protecting these children, but the real solution may lie in free meals for all.
In Australia, around 41% of students go to private secondary schools.
If we look at enrolment figures for public secondary schools, it's untrue to say the steady drift towards private schools has been reversed.
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump participate in a round-table discussion during a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Miami.
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The Trump administration's new education budget cuts money from traditional schools and funnels it toward school choice. Is it a nail in the coffin for public education?
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
A Bible study group for school students in Oklahoma.
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In the early 19th century Catholics were persecuted for refusing to participate in Protestant Bible reading in schools. In many schools, those opting out of Bible classes are harassed, even today.
Black South African students need fewer excuses and more support from universities.
Students from South Africa's public school system battle to cope with the rigorous demands of any university degree without genuine, committed support.
Children’s needs are not always catered for in the public school system .
Public schools are spaces in which equality can either be supported or weakened.
Education Secretary-designate Betsy DeVos speaks in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Confirmed in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence, Betsy DeVos will be the next secretary of education. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
Are single-sex schools better?
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Separating girls and boys takes away opportunities to learn from one another. It also encourages stereotyping and sexism.
Suzi Ailes, right, and Kris Smith study schoolwork for SusQ-Cyber Charter School in their home in Milton, Pennsylvania.
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What Betsy DeVos, an advocate of school-choice initiatives and President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, as well as the rest of us need to know about cyber charter schools.
A campaign for Los Angeles Unified School District school board candidates.
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The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
What do you need to know about test score reports?
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Eleven states have introduced a new test score. Here's what you need to know.
Homeschooling is a growing trend in America. Children learning at Woodlands Nature Station in Kentucky.
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The number of homeschoolers in America is growing. Who are these new homeschoolers and what's the impact on the public school system?
School garden projects are becoming hugely popular. Over 25 percent of public elementary schools include garden-based learning. Do these gardens improve the education and health of young people?
Should the government both manage and regulate school systems in Australia?
Responsibility for the operation of public schools needs to be separated from the policymaking and regulatory functions and put into a separate authority.
Charter schools: here to stay?
Charters schools are here to stay. More than three million students are enrolled in 6,700 charter schools across 42 states.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten visiting Mercy Catholic College in the northern Perth suburb of Koondoola on Monday.
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Bill Shorten on Wednesday will launch a campaign to exploit Malcolm Turnbull's suggestion that it would be logical for state governments to take over full funding responsibility for public schools.
The government’s proposal looks like nothing more than a cost shifting exercise.
The prime minister's proposal to cease federal funding for public schools is a response to a budgetary problem, not a way to improve educational outcomes.
Do school voucher programs help improve educational outcomes?
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A recent study on school vouchers shows that the program may be harming kids' academic achievement, at least in math. What's missing here? Are test scores the only way to judge a program?
Labor has announced it would fully fund Gonski if it wins government.
Labor has announced it will commit to fully funding Gonski, with a reform package costing $37.3 billion over the next decade.
But is this actually what the Gonski review recommended?